Besides being famous as the hormone primarily responsible for masculine characteristics, testosterone is also necessary for aspects of general health, such as supporting muscle mass, muscle strength, sperm quality/production, dispersing fat throughout the body and maintaining good bone density.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. It often takes the form of higher-than-normal levels of male hormones, known as androgens, such as testosterone.
Middle-aged spread, also commonly known as the hormonal spread, is a sad fact of life for anyone over the age of 40. It is the time when your hormones seem to gang up on you, and everything you eat lands up on your belly or your thighs. No matter how hard you try, nothing moves the extra layers of flab.
Estrogen is an important group of hormones responsible for the development of sexual characteristics and reproduction in women. Consisting of estradiol, estriol, and estrone (three hormones chemically similar to each other), estrogen is produced and released by the adrenal glands, fat tissues, and ovaries. Estrone and estradiol are produced mostly in the ovaries of women experiencing premenopause while estriol is produced and released by the placenta in pregnant women.
There is often a lot of discussion about weight as you grow older. There are those who cling to the idea that gaining weight is a natural part of aging, while others believe this is not so.
Produced by the brain, the thyroid gland, adrenals and reproductive organs, hormones are the “chemical messengers” of the body, regulating human growth, age-related developmental characteristics, metabolism, mental health and emotional responses.
Hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone also play vital roles in facilitating cell-to-organ messaging, stabilizing sleep patterns, managing stress and supporting immune system functioning.
Due to illness, disease, menopause or “andropause”, hormone production may decrease significantly enough to cause physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms that severely interfere with your health and quality of life.
Being sexually healthy can be a powerful emotional experience, great for improving health. Just because you are getting older….
Hormone Replacement Therapy WHY IS SLEEP SO VERY IMPORTANT? Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Getting enough sleep has an important role in your well-being and health throughout your life. Quality sleep can help protect your physical health, mental health, and quality of life.1 If you are always irritable, cranky, cannot concentrate well, and lack…
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT, is sometimes referred to as “natural hormone therapy” because it involves the use of hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones men and women make naturally in their bodies.
One of the main concerns is for menopausal, or postmenopausal women, who eat soy without knowing the risks they may be adding to their health.